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Behr's Metalmark

Apodemia virgulti


Medium sized, only saw the inside of the wings which can be seen in the photo.


Oak woodlands.

2 Species ID Suggestions

gatorfellows 10 years ago
Mormon Metalmark Butterfly
Apodemia mormo Species Apodemia mormo - Mormon Metalmark - BugGuide.Net

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thanks for the two different species, I chose the subspecies because I like to be as specific as possible

gatorfellows 10 years ago

Because of the lower rust band on your butterfly, I sent you both suggestions because the second is a subspecies; "As defined here, A. virgulti is a member of the Apodemia mormo complex or "super-species". It differs from A. mormo primarily by the brick-red to orange median band through the hind wing, which replaces or includes the median row of white spots."

Irvine, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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